I guess I'm getting old, I finally got myself the large print Bible. Purple is my favorite color, so that was a given, but I really enjoy being able to sit on our couch with regular lighting and be able to see the words on each page as I read to my children. It's also the perfect size for leaving on an end table, or taking with me.
I was disappointed to find out that the NIV had gone gender neutral. If I had known that I would not have bought the bible. That is fine for a paraphrase version but not a serious translation. I have used the NIV for 30 years and have loved the zondervan study bible. To my way of thinking, going gender neutral is changing the basic meaning of the text. I am now using a more exact version and will no longer reccmmend the NIV